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We men may say more, swear more, but indeed...
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 15.0927  Thursday, 22 April 2004

[1]     From:   W Lin <
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        Date:   21 Apr 2004 13:57:21 +0100
        Subj:   Re: SHK 15.0918 We men may say more, swear more, but indeed...

[2]     From:   Norman Hinton <
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        Date:   Thursday, 22 Apr 2004 14:15:33 -0500
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[3]     From:   Susan St. John <
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        Date:   Wednesday, 21 Apr 2004 20:41:36 -0700
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Date:           21 Apr 2004 13:57:21 +0100
Subject: 15.0918 We men may say more, swear more, but indeed...
Comment:        Re: SHK 15.0918 We men may say more, swear more, but indeed...

I think Tony Burton's interpretation sounds very interesting. Also,
aren't the lines discussed here from Act II scene iv rather than from
scene v?

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From:           Norman Hinton <
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Date:           Thursday, 22 Apr 2004 14:15:33 -0500
Subject: 15.0918 We men may say more, swear more, but indeed...
Comment:        Re: SHK 15.0918 We men may say more, swear more, but indeed...

What is a "grammatical elision" ??

 >we have a grammatical elision of the word "our"

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From:           Susan St. John <
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Date:           Wednesday, 21 Apr 2004 20:41:36 -0700
Subject: 15.0918 We men may say more, swear more, but indeed...
Comment:        Re: SHK 15.0918 We men may say more, swear more, but indeed...

Todd Pettigrew writes,

 >Our shows (what we say) exceed our
 >will (what we are actually willing to do), demonstrated in the fact that
 >we make great vows but "prove little" in our love.

and

Jillanne Michell writes,

 >"actions ('shows') speak louder than words that merely express one's
intentions
 >('say,' 'swear,' 'vows,' 'will')."

seems to be saying that a man's bark is worse than his bite.

All of these concepts are echoed by Rosalind as she prepares to disguise
herself as a man in AYLI - Act I, scene 3

"    - in my heart
Lie there what hidden woman's fear there will -
We'll have a swashing and a marshall outside,
As many other mannish cowards have
That do outface it with their semblances."

Same thing.
Susan.

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